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Please Sign The Petition To Demand A Full Investigation Into The Benghazi Attack!

BARRY0619 2012/11/09 20:04:28
The Presidential election intervened before we have been able to learn
the truth about the Benghazi attack. Hurricane Sandy and a compliant
media let President Obama get away with a cover-up. Now we must demand a
full investigation and hearing by the House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee to get the truth.


http://dickmorris.rallycongress.com/8209/sign-petition-to-dem...

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  • Kaleokualoha 2012/12/21 03:42:24
    Kaleokualoha
    It appears that Fox News falsehoods about Benghazi have been definitively debunked:

    [QUOTE]
    WASHINGTON -- An investigation into the State Department's preparations for and management of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has concluded that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" within the department played a major role in the devastation that took place there last September.

    Four Americans were killed in the overnight raid on the compound, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The ensuing controversy over the incident, and the administration's handling of it, threatened to derail President Barack Obama's reelection campaign through the fall.

    The new report, by an independent Accountability Review Board established by the State Department, concluded that two bureaus at the department -- Near East Affairs and Diplomacy Security -- failed to properly recognize the rising dangers of Eastern Libya despite the lack of any specific threats, and neglected the growing concerns of security analysts on the ground about the capabilities of the local Libyan guard force.

    The result, the report said, was a "security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place."

    But while the unclassified v...











































    It appears that Fox News falsehoods about Benghazi have been definitively debunked:

    [QUOTE]
    WASHINGTON -- An investigation into the State Department's preparations for and management of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has concluded that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" within the department played a major role in the devastation that took place there last September.

    Four Americans were killed in the overnight raid on the compound, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The ensuing controversy over the incident, and the administration's handling of it, threatened to derail President Barack Obama's reelection campaign through the fall.

    The new report, by an independent Accountability Review Board established by the State Department, concluded that two bureaus at the department -- Near East Affairs and Diplomacy Security -- failed to properly recognize the rising dangers of Eastern Libya despite the lack of any specific threats, and neglected the growing concerns of security analysts on the ground about the capabilities of the local Libyan guard force.

    The result, the report said, was a "security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place."

    But while the unclassified version of the report, which was released Tuesday night, is undeniably harsh in its analysis of the State Department's management ahead of the attack, it also appears to undermine a number of the more outlandish charges made during the heat of the uproar this fall.

    For instance, while many figures -- led, in large part, by the news analysts at Fox News -- suggested that the administration had opted to watch the crisis unfold rather than send military reinforcements, the report found "no evidence of undue delays in decision making or denial of support from Washington."

    Many critics of the administration had raised question about why a team of specially trained military operators had been dispatched to an airfield in Italy but not, apparently, sent to help fend off the attack.


    Instead, the report concluded that the response by all agencies involved was "timely and appropriate," and despite speculation to the contrary, "there simply was not enough time given the speed of the attacks for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference."

    Another accusation rebutted by the report was the notion that senior-level officials had in some way refused to permit CIA operatives working out of a nearby annex to travel to the main compound to assist in repelling the attack.

    That detail, first reported by Fox News, was not correct, the report said.

    Instead, a "team leader" at the annex had "decided on his own" to delay leaving the facility briefly to see if local security elements would arrive with reinforcements. After "a brief delay," and determining that they would not, the team leader made the decision to move some units toward the compound, the report said.

    It is also not clear from the report if the attackers of the compound were aware that Ambassador Stevens was there on the night of the attack, or if he was their target.

    The night before the attack, the report notes, local media turned up at an event that the embassy had believed to be an undisclosed meeting with the Benghazi City Council, meaning that at least some people in town were aware of Stevens' visit.

    But amid the frenzy of the attack on Sept. 11, the report found that Stevens did not appear to have been captured by the militants at any point, despite early photographs that appeared to show his body being dragged through the streets.

    Instead, the report said that "to the best knowledge of the Board" he was delivered, unresponsive, to a local hospital by six "good Samaritans" who were among the hordes of attackers. Local doctors spent approximately 45 minutes attempting to resucitate Stevens before concluding he was dead.

    The report also upholds much of the basic outline of the course of events on the ground in Benghazi as described by the State Department in a briefing for reporters that took place almost a month after the attack, and adds some striking details of bravery.

    Two of the security guards accompanying Ambassador Stevens were badly wounded during the attack, the report says, noting that one suffered "a severe laceration" to his forearm while repeatedly entering a smoke-filled room in search of the ambassador, and the other was found vomiting and losing consciousness from smoke inhalation.

    There were other smaller moments of bravery recognized by the report, including a nurse at the embassy in Tripoli who provided essential medical assistance to the evacuees from Benghazi, and a consular officer who donated blood that night to help save the life a of a colleague.

    On the whole, however, these people on the ground were failed by their bosses in Washington, the report said, and a clunky bureaucracy that failed to recognize and adapt to a changing security situation in Eastern Libya, allowing the ambassador to travel to a place where the local security measures had repeatedly proven insufficient.

    The report also acknowledged that with a vastly increased need for security at embassies and consulates in war zones, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security has been "stretched to the limit as never before."

    A consistently limited budget imposed by Congress, the report added, "had the effect of conditioning a few State Department managers to favor restricting the use of resources as a general orientation," which helps explain why the local security officials' calls for more staff was not immediately heeded.

    And while the report does not focus on the more heated controversy about how the Obama administration opted to share information with the public about the raid, it does make clear that the initial claim that the attack was simply an outgrowth of a larger protest is not correct. There was no protest outside the compound, the report states.

    In a letter accompanying the release of the report, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her department was accepting all 24 of the report's recommendations.
    [END QUOTE http://www.huffingtonpost.com... ]

    It will be interesting to see how Fox tries to spin this report, especially the parts debunking Griffin's falsehoods!

    The report itself is posted at http://www.foxnews.com/politi...

    "The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth." - Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
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  • shadow76 2012/11/11 01:09:43
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/10 23:28:11
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Did it two days ago, but after the way the workplace massacre in Ft. Hood, failure to secure our borders, and the Fast and Furious escapade, I'd just a soon seek impeachment for the enlightened one.
  • BARRY0619 Dogzebr... 2012/11/11 16:40:04
    BARRY0619
    Me too!!
  • Diana 2012/11/10 22:34:25
    Diana
    +1
    It's signed and on it's way.
  • doc moto 2012/11/10 18:58:10
    doc moto
    +2
    signed............sent to rep and both senators...
  • ☆Snapefangirl☆ 2012/11/10 17:26:12
    ☆Snapefangirl☆
    +2
    Signed.
  • Rodimus Knight 2012/11/10 17:16:27
    Rodimus Knight
    +2
    Singed, for America
  • Gone baby gone 2012/11/10 17:14:26
    Gone baby gone
    +1
    on the way!
  • justagirl 2012/11/10 17:11:16
    justagirl
    +2
    Done and done!
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/11/10 17:10:50
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +1
    Signed
  • GoodEncounter 2012/11/10 17:07:20
    GoodEncounter
    +3
    Thank you for this post.
  • MR. 2012/11/10 07:36:13
    MR.
    +3
    GOD BLESS ALL OUR BRAVE AMERICANS! [signed-up]
  • miller51550 2012/11/10 04:57:25
    miller51550
    +6
    signed..

    Check out my twitter account @miller51550..

    I am advocating Impeachment and trial for HIGH TREASON.. FOR OBAMA. i
  • jimmy miller5... 2012/11/10 14:19:21
    jimmy
    +2
    that would be great but i'm not holding by breath. By the time it takes congress to act he'll be out of office
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/11/10 04:21:21
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    Done.Thanks for posting Barry
  • BARRY0619 gldynmd... 2012/11/10 13:22:09
    BARRY0619
    +3
    You're welcome!
  • richie 2012/11/10 02:57:11
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/11/10 02:38:51
  • hippie.chic (>‿◠)✌ 2012/11/10 02:15:34
    hippie.chic (>‿◠)✌
    +4
    I signed it and posted it on my FB for all my friends to sign it.
  • Maltilda 2012/11/10 01:49:31
  • Gooky 2012/11/10 01:06:42
    Gooky
    +3
    Done...now let's see if Sherrod Brown has balls...I DOUBT IT!
    Thanks for posting,BARRY...
  • miller5... Gooky 2012/11/10 04:58:23
    miller51550
    +3
    Brown is a WIFE BEATER.. first wife..

    A liar, crook and a COMMIE PIG.

    I live about 15 miles from the SCUMBAG.
  • Gooky miller5... 2012/11/10 05:01:15
    Gooky
    +2
    He's a waste of space!
  • miller5... Gooky 2012/11/10 05:06:01
    miller51550
    +3
    He is a SLICK WEASEL that has his NOSE UP OBAMA'S BUTT.
  • Gooky miller5... 2012/11/10 05:07:15
    Gooky
    +3
    So he takes his last name seriously...lol~
  • miller5... Gooky 2012/11/10 05:11:58
    miller51550
    +3
    His nose... is so BROWN.. every time he visits OBAMA.. I almost think he services the GAY POTUS.
  • Gooky miller5... 2012/11/10 05:28:57
    Gooky
    +2
    I think so too...that's exactly what i was thinking...lol...great minds,huh?
  • BARRY0619 Gooky 2012/11/10 13:22:57
    BARRY0619
    +2
    You're welcome!
  • Chi~Cat 2012/11/10 01:00:33
    Chi~Cat
    +3
    Done. Thanks for the link.
  • BARRY0619 Chi~Cat 2012/11/10 13:24:14
    BARRY0619
    +3
    You're welcome!
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/11/10 00:43:30
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +4
    I did a couple of weeks ago. I got responses from my Senator, Marco Rubio and my Congressman, Rich Nugent. I heard nothing from the idiot Bill Nelson. I'm so disgusted that he was re-elected!
  • sglmom 2012/11/09 23:44:06
    sglmom
    +3
    THANKS for posting the links ..
  • BARRY0619 sglmom 2012/11/09 23:49:22
    BARRY0619
    +3
    You're welcome!
  • Old Salt 2012/11/09 22:51:37
  • BARRY0619 Old Salt 2012/11/09 23:50:05
    BARRY0619
    +3
    Thank you for participating...
  • Sawdust_128 2012/11/09 21:20:33
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/11/09 21:00:09
    SK-pro impeachment
    +6
    I'm sure i've signed it before but signed again for good measure. Hell, why not liberals vote several times too.
  • Old Salt SK-pro ... 2012/11/09 22:52:21
  • SK-pro ... Old Salt 2012/11/09 22:55:11
    SK-pro impeachment
    +5
    Thanks OS!
    os

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